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Emir of Potiskum Hospitalised As Unknown Bandit Opened Fire On His Convoy



A  set of unknown bandit along the Kaduna-Zaria expressway in Kaduna State has attacked the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum in Yobe State, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram,

Naija News Understands the attack led to the death of six people and several people who sustained severe injuries and still receiving treatment at the hospital.

However confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Police Command in the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said that the gunmen in large numbers intercepted the convoy of the emir and other vehicles around Maraban Jos on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway at about 11:00 pm on Tuesday.

They immediately opened fire on the entourage, and in the process, shot and killed four aides of the emir and two other passengers of a commercial luxurious bus while five others were injured.

Sabo further disclosed that the gunmen later abducted an unidentified number of passengers to an unknown destination before the arrival of security operatives.

He, however, noted that a manhunt of the gunmen has already commenced with a view to rescuing the kidnapped victims alive and also arresting the bandits.

According to him, the injured victims including the emir were later rushed to the hospital for medical attention.


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